Disa baurii Bolus 1889 SECTION Stenocarpa

Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Full sun Cool Cold Spring

Common Name Baur's Disa [Plant collector and missionary in South Africa 1800's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cape Province, Natal, Swaziland, and Transvaal South Africa in marshy areas on sandflats in full sun at elevations of 1500 to 2700 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, to 20" [50 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Disa hamatopetala Rendle 1894; Herschelia bachmanniana Kraenzl. 1900; Herschelia baurii (Bolus) Kraenzl. 1900; Herschelia hamatopetala (Rendle) Kraenzl 1900; Herschelianthe bachmanniana (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983; Herschelianthe baurii (Bolus) Rauschert 1983; Herschelianthe hamatopetala (Rendle) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as D hamatopetala; Flora Of Tropical East Africa Vol 1 Summerhayes 1968 as D hamatopetala drawing fide; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 as D hamatopetala photo fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 as Herschelia hamatopertala; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as D hamatopetala drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 2 1979 as Herschelia baurii photo fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as Herschelia baurii photo fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 10 1993 as Disa haematopetala postage stamp fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 as Herschelianthe baueri drawing/photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 as Herschelianthe baurii drawing good/photo ok?; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as Herschelianthe graminifolia; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos fide; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #10 2015 photo fide;